get on to/onto sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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get on to/onto sth

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)

get on to/onto sth (SUBJECT)

to ​starttalking about a different ​subject: How did we get on to (the ​subject of) ​your grandmother's ​cat?

get on to/onto sth (PERSON)

UK to ​speak or write to a ​person or ​organization because you ​want him, her, or it to ​help you in some way: Did you ​remember to get on to the ​plumber about the ​shower?
(Definition of get on to/onto sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “get on to/onto sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 话题, 转而谈论,开始讨论(另一话题)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 話題, 轉而談論,開始討論(另一話題)…
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